Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death in Americans under age 50. Driving this epidemic are opioids. Opioids are a class of drug that includes; the illegal drug Heroin, semisynthetic prescription drugs like oxycodone, and synthetic prescription drugs such as fentanyl. These drugs are highly addictive and their use often leads to overdose and death.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US with more than 44,000 dying each year to suicide. For each suicide family, friends, and loved ones of the person who died are left behind to try and make sense of the loss and figure out how to continue on.
It is estimated that for every suicide there are at least 6 survivors; that is at least 264,000 people each year that are…
At 6:30am this morning I was woken by an alarm off my cell phone. As I went to turn the alarm off, I saw a news update that read “A Las Vegas shooting that has killed at least 50 is the deadliest in modern U.S history”. Clicking the link, I was horrified to see that while I was sleeping a gunman opened fire on 22,000 people at a Las Vegas concert venue, killing 50 and injuring over 400. Heart wrenching…